HC Deb 09 March 1903 vol 119 cc112-3
*MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether, seeing that the Roxboro Road Schools have been in the occupation of the Rev. Dean Gregg: from the year 1880 to the present time at a yearly rent of £20, with a covenant on his part to keep them in repair, will he state in what year did the rents begin to accumulate in the hands of the Commissioners, and the amount of these accumulations previous to the inquiry by the Education Endowments Commission; and if there were none, can he say what became of the rents and who is responsible for them.


Under the agreement made with Dean Gregg he is bound to keep the school premises in good repair, and to yield up the same in as good condition and repair as he received them, reasonable wear and tear excepted. There were various accumulations from time to time between 1880 and 1891, resulting from excess of income over expenditure. The total expenditure in that period by the Commissioners on repairs was £198. During the same period Dean Gregg expended on the premises out of his own money over £160. In October, 1887, when the inquiry was held by the Commissioners, the net balance in their hands was £45.